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Perfect Party Feta and Watercress Pastry Wreath
December 2022
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After two years of slightly muted celebrations, we’re all hoping that Christmas 2022 will be one we can share unreservedly with friends and family – and this recipe is the perfect one to indulge over.
1 wreath to share
Prep time
20 mins
Cook time
25 mins
  • 2 sheets ready rolled puff pastry
  • 1/2 block feta cheese, crumbled until small
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • Parmesan
  • For the watercress pesto:
  • 80g watercress
  • 2tbsp pine nuts
  • 1 clove garlic
  • Olive oil
  • 50g Parmesan
  • Salt & pepper

1.      Preheat the oven to 180C and line a baking tray with grease proof paper. 

2.      Make your pesto by combining all the ingredients in a food processor and blitz until smooth – begin with about 50ml of olive oil and add more if needed to loosen the pesto.

3.      Using a dinner plate, trim both sheets of pastry to a circle (you can save the excess to make some holly and berry decorations for the top!) Then, using a mug or pastry cutter, cut a small circle from the middle of each sheet – creating two matching donut shapes.

4.      Spread a layer of watercress pesto on one of the pastry shapes – about a thumb’s width in from the edge. Then sprinkle the feta over the top.

5.      Lay the other pastry sheet over top and line them up until they match. Press the edges together to seal and brush all with the beaten egg.

6.      Leaving a thin border in the middle of the wreath, cut 16 strips from the centre out to the edge. Twist each strip over twice, repeat on all the other strips, twisting in the same direction each time. 

7.      Bake in the oven for around 25 minutes, until golden brown.

This is ideal for tear and share, plus you can serve with more watercress pesto for a fun dip!

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